Understanding a PIS
After telling your doctor that you would like to join a clinical trial trial, or deciding that you would like to participate in one as a healthy volunteer, you will be given a Patient Information Sheet (PIS). The PIS includes full information about the trial and can be taken home to read in your own time. This sheet can then be used as a tool to discuss any further questions you may have with your doctor or specialist, or to help you explain the trial and what to expect to your friends and family.
Understanding an ICF
If you then decide to join the trial, you will be asked to sign a form to say you agree to take part in the trial, you understand what taking part means, and you know what to expect. This document is called an Informed Consent Form, also known as an ICF.
An ICF can be a very complicated document, so please make sure you go through anything you don’t understand with your doctor or one of the nurses associated with your trial.